Happiness would be House shaped!

It’s another hot and stuffy day, the pair of us getting fed up and cheesed off by the hour.
After yesterday’s journey, we slept for around 6 hours.
Showers this morning to wake up our tired bones, then after walking the dog and breakfast, it was a matter of back to the keyboard and small screen to hunt for another selection.
With three of us looking, there was a lot of to-ing and fro-ing, look at this, did you see, can you find this one etc, etc that we became des-res blind and had to go out.
I did a little bit of shopping, actually ‘breaking’ the auto till in the supermarket.
I’d thought something was 2 for £3 which were actually £3 each, so I called for assistance and when the girl tried to void them, the system froze.
Computers know fear, and with me on one end, I’m doomed to failure.
Then we came back home to start again.

There are hundred of thousands of properties on the market………… or should I say on the internet suggesting they are still on the market.
We are not only duplicating finding property, but duplicating areas, so I’ve taken a back seat as I’m not as savvy looking things up.
Sure I can find properties OK, but the digging around in the background for area, property sales history, crime figures, local searches, and the like I can probably do but it takes me an age.
I have just got to grips with the street view maps, and found a lovely little detached 2 bed bungalow. Driving up and down the road in my virtual car, I found the property concerned, together with a nice little church. With a bell tower.
We can sometimes hear the Abbey bells toll on the hour, every hour, even through the night, here. Imagine having one bonging away on your doorstep.
Then suddenly my screen was filled with an image of the tarmac, so I gather my ‘car’ had a flat (yes I know I was looking at a bungalow) and I couldn’t get back to where I was.

Helpful Hubby said there was a ‘back’ arrow at the top of the screen, which I used and it bounced me back to the original site with all the properties listed in the price range I’d entered, not the previous screen I wanted after all my ‘hard work’.
I started again, found it again, and asked Hubby if he’d looked at it. Got a grunt, and eventually his attention as he was engrossed in checking out somewhere else.
He found it, ‘drove’ past it and saw the bell tower. Played around and got the name of the church then discovered it was going to be demolished and developed courtesy of a lottery grant, so the immediate threat of a bonging neighbour was deferred.
There was also nowhere to park, despite ‘off road parking’ which turned out to be a little lay-by to the front of the property shared by two others.
That was a No then.
He continued his search wherever he was looking, MSM gave him a handful of post-its with addresses on, and I changed area.

We went out at 1.45pm to meet up with N and her husband for coffee. We needed it.
We’ve had another couple of hours looking this afternoon.
We are hoping to have enough to view in a different area for another day trip next week, but for now I’m blogging and Hubby has switched off his laptop to watch TV.

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About pensitivity101

Retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination, loves to cook, favourite food everything especially chocolate and jelly babies. Best friends are Hubby and Dog, Bro, MSM and our Dominoes Friend aka MOH (and his dog). Also a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours but times change and we are once again house hunting.
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2 Responses to Happiness would be House shaped!

  1. I don’t know how real estate works over there. Here in addition to searching you can tell an agent what you are interested in and they will do searches too. Often they know the properties and can eliminate faster. Perhaps that’s not an option there. I have learned not to depend completely on them as sometimes they aren’t fast enough and a property gets sold.

    • It’s all a bit hit and miss, but depends on how good an agent you come across. Having put our names down with several agents before, we were sent loads of details by email, but half of them were no good because they hadn’t listened and sent us details of flats, shared equity, or park homes, a lot of which were over our budget too! We’ll get there. It’ll just take time, but at least we are checking regularly for new additions and are now on a particular search engine database who should be sending us details of exactly what our criteria is before it hits the main market.

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